Chelsea Charged Down In Paris

Paris Saint-Germain worked out Chelsea 3-1 to put one foot in the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions league.  In front of a packed Parc Des Princes Stadium Les Parisiens displayed magnificent football to keep the visiting attack at bay.  It was Ezequiel Lavezzi who opened the scoring with a buster when sloppy Blues defending headed the ball towards him and gifted the Argentine the opportunity.

However the Blues managed to level matters when Eden Hazard converted from the spot to give the visitors a much needed equaliser.  The penalty was awarded after Thiago Silva slid into Brazilian compatriot Oscar and the referee didn’t hesitate to point to the spot.  Minutes later Hazard was called to action but his closed angle shot bounced off the woodwork.

PSG continued with their calm passing game which kept the Blues chasing after the ball mostly.  The second stanza was much different as the home side started to press more.  Their passing game had improved and the Londoners was forced to deeply absorb the pressure and sit back and wait for a counter which could not come.

In the 51st minute Lavezzi was in action when his powerful header went just over the bar.  David Luiz scored an own goal in the 61st minute following a cheaply given free kick by the Brazilian.  Javier Pastore came on as substitute to seal the deal in the stoppage time.  He skillfully worked out Frank Lampard, Willian and John Terry before taking a low shot past Petr Cech to put the French club in an advantageous 3-1 lead.  The duty to overturn the deficit awaits Jose Mourinho and his soldiers at Stamford Bridge next week.